Blog

Mobilising to address statelessness in the Netherlands

It’s Friday night in Amsterdam and I’m on my way home after the UNHCR’s #iBelong campaign event and the spin-off event organised by ASKV Refugee…
/ Marlotte van Dael, ASKV Refugee Support
Blog

They do exist: mapping statelessness in two pilot regions in Ukraine

Ukraine is most likely a host country to one of the largest populations of stateless people in Europe. Most likely, because nobody knows the exact…
/ Ostap Tymchiy, Migration expert at The Right to Protection (in partnership with HIAS)
Blog

Avoiding detention of stateless persons: UNHCR's new tool for identification and enhanced protection of stateless persons in detention

"Across the world, stateless persons face violations of their right to liberty and security. In some instances they have been in detention for years…
/ Melanie Khanna, Chief of Statelessness Section and Madeline Garlick, Senior Legal Coordinator and Head of Protection Policy Legal Advice Section, Division of International Protection, UNHCR
Blog

Not a level playing field - Statelessness Determination in the EU

All European Union States but four (Malta, Poland, Cyprus, and Estonia) have ratified the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless…
/ Katia Bianchini, Researcher at the Max Planck Institute
Blog

#LockedInLimbo – The Netherlands can stop the detention of stateless persons

After being detained for the fifth time, Ivan from the former Soviet Union is out on the streets again. Or was this the sixth time in detention? He…
/ Marlotte van Dael, ASKV Refugee Support and Caia Vlieks, Tilburg University
Blog

Barriers to citizenship facing stateless children born in the UK

Stateless children born in the UK have a right to register as British citizens after living here for a continuous period of five years. But various…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
Blog

#LockedinLimbo: The Continued Detention of Stateless Persons in the UK

On 4-5 May 2017, myself and two colleagues from Duncan Lewis had the privilege of joining a delegation of over a hundred and twenty people - lawyers…
/ Lewis Kett, Solicitor in the Public Law team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Blog

Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees

In response to the large number of refugees entering Sweden in 2015, the government implemented a temporary asylum policy. Sweden’s Prime Minister,…
/ Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (Malmö University)
Blog

Delayed lives — the hidden misery of stateless people locked up in the UK

This blog was first published by Open Democracy in November 2016, We are re-posting it now to highlight the issues raised - which will be addressed…
/ Chris Nash, Director - European Network on Statelessness
Blog

Statelessness in Georgia – how to make good laws better

“We know our laws and policies on statelessness are good, but we want them to be perfect, tell us how we do that” – representative from Georgian…
/ Max McClellan